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Operation Dry Water Campaign Resources

As boaters begin to prepare for the 4th of July holiday, thousands of law enforcement officers across the United States will be on heightened alert looking for those violating boating under the influence laws. These materials can be customized to reflect the efforts that your agency is making over the Operation Dry Water weekend.

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Operation Dry Water Outreach Materials

Materials for spreading awareness of the danger of boating under the influence and the Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Video: Professional Angler Scott Martin Shares His Most Important Boating Tip

This video reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

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Video: Lake of the Ozarks Impairment

Watch for the first time as we see the lasting effects that impaired boating has on first responders as Lake of the Ozarks Missouri Highway Patrolmen share their insights on years of impaired boater accident investigations. Corporal Stacey Mosher (25 years with Missouri water patrol) reports that alcohol was involved in every fatal incident she’s investigated, so it’s important for boaters, just like drivers, to always designate a sober skipper.

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NSBC BoatBeat Blog: Alcohol and Boating Don’t Mix

Drunken passengers can easily fall overboard, swim near the propeller, lean over the side, or stand up in small vessels, causing vessels to capsize. Sun, wind, boat and wave action intensify the effects of alcohol.

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Sober Skipper Social Media Post Ideas

Photos and social media content from the Sober Skipper program, with Facebook and Twitter specific messages included.

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Video: Pro Wakeboarder Shaun Murray Shares his Most Important Boating Tip

This video reminds boaters that alcohol and boating don’t mix. In fact, the U.S. Coast Guard 2019 Boating Accident Report Data shows that alcohol is the leading contributing factor to boating deaths. Ride Dry, Drive Dry!

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Video: On the Road or On the Water You’re headed Nowhere Fast While Impaired

Whether you’re on the road or on the water, impaired operation will get you nowhere. Watch how this cleverly designed video compares impaired boating to impaired driving.

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Video: Salty Jefferson and Sober Choices

Every paddler has heard the tales of ol’ Salty, or at least versions of them. In a case for clear decisions and safety on the water: Never paddle impaired.

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